Fort Pierce wildfire update: St. Lucie County wildfire largely suppressed, but residents still wary

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — Firefighters have largely suppressed the one-and-a-half-mile long wildfire along Indrio Road, but not residents' apprehensions.

According to Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers, fallen logs have occasionally burst into flames in the expanse of blackened woodlands burned this week.

Smoke still rises from the smoldering ashes that residents and firefighters continue watching in hopes of preventing any further outbreaks, including to the Indrio Savannas Preserve, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers report.

"A lot of residents are still scared," Florida Division of Forestry spokeswoman Melissa Yunas told, who went door-to- door Thursday to talk to residents and pass out leaflets updating them on the fire suppression effort.

Their apprehension isn't unwarranted, Yunas said. 

The wildfire that burned 200 acres of land was caused by a strike of lightning, according to investigators with the Florida Forest Service.

The Florida Forest Service will also has a fixed wing pilot flying in the air to look for new ignitions.

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